3. Thousands protest in Ireland

  • Thousands of people are attending anti-water charge protests in towns and cities across the Republic of Ireland.
  • Exact numbers unclear, tens of thousands reported to have attended Dublin marches. 
  • Organisers expecting countrywide total of around 100,000. 
  • Previously had been relatively few significant Irish anti-austerity protests since imposition of austerity regime after the financial crash.